How do I change my address on the Division of Water Right Records?
Click here to view instructions for changing your address with the Division of Water Rights. more...
How can I sign up to receive email notifications for water rights?
Click here to view the complete instructions for receiving notifications. more...
I want to build a house and need a well. What do I need to do?
You must have a water right to divert and use water in the State of Utah. Water well drillers are licensed and cannot drill a well unless permission to drill has been obtained from the State Engineer. more...
I understand I need to buy a water right. How do I go about it?
Water rights are classified as “real property” in the state of Utah and are bought and sold much like real estate. Many real estate agencies will have listings for water rights much as they do for properties. more...
How do I know if a water right I’m thinking about buying is a “good one”?
Some issues you should be particularly aware of when persuing the purchase of a water right are verification of ownership and water use. more...

Current Issues
Public Meeting - Modification of Groundwater Mgmt Plan Snyderville/Park Basin more...
Public Meeting - Unclaimed Rights within Big & Little Cottonwood A57 Bk18, 23 more...
Training Opportunity: Ownership and Conveyance of Water Rights May 7, 8, 9 more...
Public Meeting - Proposed Determination Moab South Subdivision - Area 05 Bk 5 more...
Public Meeting - Proposed Determination Completed - Foothill Village-A57 Bk13 more...
Public Meeting - Proposed Determination Completed - Oakland Place - A57 Bk 12 more...
Welcome to the Division of Water Rights

The Utah Division of Water Rights (DWRi), led by the State Engineer - Kent L. Jones, P.E., is an agency of Utah State Government within the Department of Natural Resources that administers the appropriation and distribution of the State's valuable water resources.

The mission of the Division of Water Rights is to provide
order and certainty in the beneficial use of Utah's water.
Utah/Goshen Valley Groundwater Management Plan
The State Engineer is proposing to amend the Utah/Goshen Valley Ground-Water Management Plan.

Information about the proposed ammendment
can be found here.

Office Hours
The Division of Water Rights office hours are from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Our office is closed for Federal and State holidays.

We strongly recommend that you make an appointment if you need to come into the office for assistance.


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